Nagasaki-e: “Elephant Brought on Dutch Ship” (Sold)

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Artist: Nagasaki-e
Title: “Elephant Brought on Dutch Ship”
Date: Early 19th century

Portrait of an elephant with his keeper, a Javanese man. A European, probably Dutch, leans over a very Western-style balustrade. Accompanied by a handwritten translation in Dutch by General Jean Charles Pabst (1873-1942) dated 1937.

Condition: Good impression; very good color and condition. Collector’s seal left corner of Charles Boxer (1904-2000).
Dimensions: aiban
Signature: Unsigned, as usual.